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Poster: Jonathan Aizen Date: May 19, 2003 1:35pm
Forum: etree Subject: Re: Genres

in theory i like the idea, but the implementation for a per-show basis is a bit much. i think it's just a bit overboard.

i'd be one to favor having as many genres as people want attributed to an artist, and let reviews and setlists guide the users to specific variations for a given show/set of shows (like tim's acoustic vs. electric stuff).

users could add their own genres or pick from a list of existing ones.

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Poster: Michael Moran Date: May 19, 2003 10:46pm
Forum: etree Subject: Re: Genres

That makes a good deal of sense, Jonathan. Perhaps it might be an idea to use the All Music Guide as a model ( When you look up a particular group, it shows the genre(s), as well as a further breakdown of "styles". For instance, when you enter "String Cheese Incident", the genre is "rock", and the styles are listed as "jam bands", "neo-psychedia" and "progressive bluegrass". Those are linked to a database of other artists designated as having that style.

I wouldn't necessarily say that the archive should use the same categories, but the idea seems to work pretty well.